Military Mood

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Jeans by Flying Monkey $60 and “Back and Forth” sweater $50 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Jacket by Velvet $169 from Mosa PH: 843-212-5853 // Necklace by Thistle and Thatch $52 from  Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Eyeglasses $315 with sunglass clip-ons $150 by Garrett Leight from Perkins Eyewear PH: 843-535-8080 // Bag by Vince Camuto $298 (shop their buy 1 get one free sale!) and shoes by Rebecca Minkoff $295 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Arrow cuff $175, nail wrap cuff $195, and rings  by Christina Jervey

Beauty:  Ellis Faas Lights E301 in Antique Silver eyeliner $43, Susan Posnick Eye Define in Jet/Moonstone $26, All Over Coverage: Rms Beauty 33 $37, Lip: Susan Posnick Lip Duo $24, Brett Brow- Medium Brunette Pencil $18, Serge Normant Hair Spray $25 all from Pink Dot Beauty Bar

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup and Hair by Rebecca Wash at Pink Dot Beauty Bar, Style Assistant – Sarah Frierson

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Moo Roo Renew

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Tassel necklace $148, Arlene satin clutch $325, and chair by Moo Roo Renew // Black lace jumpsuit by For Love and Lemons $260 from  Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Shoes by Dolce & Gabanna $298, vintage feather hat $98, and big oval ring $48 and gold geometric ring $18 from  The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Wide copper cuff $275 and short copper cuff $205 by Ash Hoffman

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Leopard print cuffs, necklaces, Velvet handbag $425 and “Mary Pickford” floral velvet bag $395 all by Moo Roo Renew // Dress by Carolina Herrera $598 from  The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Hat by Janessa Leone $170 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Flower ring $52 from The Hidden Countship PH:843-577-5570

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“Wilma” necklace $98 and “Casablanca” striped bag $325 by Moo Roo Renew // Moto jacket $72 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Floral top by Bardot $88 and skirt by the CoverII $56 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Cuff by Marc Jacobs $88 and ring $48 from The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442

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Necklaces and “Mia” bag with flowers and bird $365 and GiGi Brasserie Art Nuevo Swivel chair $325 by Moo Roo Renew // Crop top $108 and skirt $158 by For Love and Lemons from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Citrine stone ring $395 from  The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Gold ring $250 from The Hidden Countship PH:843-577-5570// Floral headpiece by Anna Bella Florals PH: 843-327-3477

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Necklaces and bags by Moo Roo Renew // Dress by Dolce & Gabbana $2,890 from The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442// Wide brass cuff $275 and short copper cuff $205 by Ash Hoffman // Rings $84, bracelets $84, and headband $210 by Haute Bride from Southern Protocol PH: 843-212-5160

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“Auntie Mamie” couch $2,430 and feathered bags $425-$495 by Moo Roo Renew // Leather bustier and ball skirt by Carol Hannah from Southern Protocol PH: 843-212-5160// Necklace worn on head from  The Hidden Countship PH:843-577-5570 // Bouquet from Anna Bella Florals PH: 843-327-3477

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Necklace and “Richard The Lion Heart” chair $975 by Moo Roo Renew // Vintage dress $148 and ring $98  from The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442

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Mary Norton, the award winning accessory designer, is back to her creative roots under her new brand Moo Roo Renew.  The design darling that put Charleston on the map for luxury accessories is no stranger to building a business on limited resources and wild creativity.  Her story begins with making handbags on her dining room table to getting it on the arms of Hollywood A-listers such as Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Cameron Diaz, and Halle Berry just to name a few.  The Moo Roo brand exploded on the scene and her flagship store on King Street in the early 2000′s was a chic boutique filled with her whimsical designs.

Mary Norton’s new concept of Moo Roo Renew is all about vintage up-cycling and explores elements of design in home decor and furniture as well as accessories.  She finds unwanted items and turns them into covetable, one of a kind pieces with her Moo Roo twist.  When you visit her studio on the second floor of 439 King Street, you immediately feel at home with the eclectic mix of furniture and accessories.  Reilly (Roo),  is one of her daughters who inspired the name of the brand and is the face of her new look book as shown here.  Everything has come full circle for Mary Norton as she rebuilds her business and her hopes for the future.

Necklaces and “The Bachelorette” bag $275 by Moo Roo Renew // Dress by For Love and Lemons $256 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Head scarf and ring $118 from The Hidden Countship PH:843-577-5570

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Fashion Stylist – Andrea Serrano, Model – Reilly Norton, Hairstylist - Mac Does Hair at Studio M Beauty Bar, Makeup – Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio,  Style Assistant – Hannah Knorr and Elliot Carlyle

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Happily Houndstooth

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Dress by Paper Crown $297 and bag by Lauren Merkin $375 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Moto jacket $72 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Shoes by Vince Camuto $295 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Eyeglasses by Italia Independent $235 from Perkins Eyewear PH: 843-535-8080  //  Love knot bangle bracelets $95 each by Christina Jervey // Rings $56 from The Hidden Countship PH:843-577-5570
// Chrysler round stud earrings $42 by Moon & Lola

Beauty:  Ellis Faas Lights E301 in Antique Silver eyeliner $43, Susan Posnick Eye Define in Jet/Moonstone $26, All Over Coverage: Rms Beauty 33 $37, Lip: Susan Posnick Lip Duo $24, Brett Brow- Medium Brunette Pencil $18, Serge Normant Hair Spray $25 all from Pink Dot Beauty Bar

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup and Hair by Rebecca Wash at Pink Dot Beauty Bar, Style Assistant – Sarah Frierson

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Chic on the Street

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Dress by Joy Joy $134 from  Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Coat by Dear Creatures $178 from  Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Boots by Sam Edleman $225 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Bag by Moo Roo Renew $355 // Cage ring $150 and wide ring by Christina Jervey // Stingray barb and pyrite earrings by Kate Davis $172 from  Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Sunglasses by Kala Eyewear $215 from Perkins Eyewear PH: 843-535-8080

Beauty:  Ellis Faas Lights E301 in Antique Silver eyeliner $43, Susan Posnick Eye Define in Jet/Moonstone $26, All Over Coverage: Rms Beauty 33 $37, Lip: Susan Posnick Lip Duo $24, Brett Brow- Medium Brunette Pencil $18, Serge Normant Hair Spray $25 all from Pink Dot Beauty Bar

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup and Hair by Rebecca Wash at Pink Dot Beauty Bar, Style Assistant – Sarah Frierson

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Overall Obsession

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Overalls by Hart Denim $78 from  House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Top $32.50 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Hat by Janessa Leone $165  from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853  // Booties by Fortress of Inca $215 and bag by Deux Lux $91 from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Ryan skull necklace $70, To the Moon and back necklace $85, Elizabeth knot rings $35 each by Ash Hoffman // Silver rings $65 each
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Beauty:  Ellis Faas Lights E301 in Antique Silver eyeliner $43, Susan Posnick Eye Define in Jet/Moonstone $26, All Over Coverage: Rms Beauty 33 $37, Lip: Susan Posnick Lip Duo $24, Brett Brow- Medium Brunette Pencil $18, Serge Normant Hair Spray $25 all from Pink Dot Beauty Bar

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup and Hair by Rebecca Wash at Pink Dot Beauty Bar, Style Assistant – Sarah Frierson

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Winter Grooves

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Dress by Finders Keepers $164, Headphones by Frends $200, Ring by Inez by Boe $112 from Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470// Fur vest by Love Token $389 and Cuff by Mickey Lynn $190 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Tatum Ring by Melinda Maria $68 from Urban Nirvana PH: 843-720-8000 // Knuckle ring $7 from Tres Carmen Boutique PH: 843- 974-4383 // Ring $8 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Necklace by Amore $78 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Booties by Donald J Pliner $298 from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Photography by Libby Williams,  Hair and Makeup by Katie Shayda,  Style Assistant – Elliot Carlyle

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Express Yourself

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Local creative entrepreneur Shawna Jarett recently teamed up with photographer Jonathan Balliet to produce a set of sensational pictures that features her son Frank as the model wearing a custom kilt made by her.  Shawna thrives on creating keeping her hands busy by designing, sewing, illustrating, making jewelry, and even fixing cars.  Her 5 year old son Frank has clearly inherited his mom’s genes and has been exploring fashion himself and pushing the limits in style. Frank requested his mom to style his custom mini kilt “rock and roll” for the photo shoot and the results were a magical.  I asked Shawna to tell me about the story behind the kilt and her son Frank, view more to find out.

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Fox in the Snow

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For Him:  Sweatshirt by Tea der Fuchs $49.00  // Wallet by Bungalow 360 $16.50 // Rattle by Maileg $19.99 // For her: Scarf $29.99, fingerless gloves $12.50, and hat by Peppercorn Kids $25 all from Sugar Snap Pea PH: 843-793-2621

Cozy Up

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Bralette by For Love and Lemons $92 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853
// Vintage pants from Red Rose Vintage // Cardigan $28 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Silver cuff by Selen Design $68 and antique salt shaker/scent bottle necklace by Ethel Fern $89 from  Utopia PH: 843-853-9510 // Knit hat by San Diego Hat Co. $20 from Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Sunglasses $215 by Sunettes //  White faux fur rug $35, Tibetan blue sheepskin rug $275, and white fur pillow $75 from Charleston Revisions PH: 843-410-1651

Photography by Libby Williams,  Hair and Makeup by Katie Shayda,  Style Assistant – Elliot Carlyle

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Western Meets City Slicker

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Left:  Booties by Donald J. Pliner $295 from Shoes on King PH: 843-718-2190 // Necklace by Nocturne $250 and Clutch by Tory Burch $435 from The Finicky Filly PH: 843-534-0203 // Tibetan blue sheepskin rug $275 from Charleston Revisions PH: 843-410-1651

Top Right:  Hat by Janessa Leone $165 and Clutch by Inge Christopher $180 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853  // Skirt $32 from Tres Carmen Boutique PH: 843- 974-4383 // Necklace by Maslo Jewelry $62 from V2V Charleston PH: 843-723-5155

Bottom Right:  Booties by Donald J. Pliner $298 from Shoes on King PH: 843-718-2190 // Gold dusted jeans by J Brand $298 and Purse by Anitk Batik $195 from The Finicky Filly PH: 843-534-020 / Necklace $58 from V2V Charleston PH: 843-723-5155

New Year’s Day

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Sequin Peasant Blouse by Antik Batik $495 and Fur hat by Bella Foxe $75 from  The Finicky Filly PH: 843-534-0203 // Jeans by Level 99 $120 from Sam’s Closet  PH: 843-737-5470 // Grey cardigan $40 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Silver bracelet Bauxo $58 from Utopia PH: 843-853-9510 // Serena silver hoop earrings $64 from Moon & Lola  PH: 843-974-5866 // Saskia Sunglasses by Tom Ford $458 from Jackson Davenport PH: 843-722-4416 // Booties by Cole Haan $298 from Shoes on King PH: 843-718-2190 // White faux fur rug $35, Tibetan blue sheepskin rug $275, and white fur pillow $75 from Charleston Revisions PH: 843-410-1651

Photography by Libby Williams,  Hair and Makeup by Katie Shayda,  Style Assistant – Elliot Carlyle

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NYE: Shine On

 

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Lavender sequin top by Poppy Lux $52 from Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109  // Black onyx claw stud earrings $195 and Goddess cuff $395 by Christina Jervey //  Aqua and bronze sequin shift dress by C. Luce $86 from Simply J Boutique $98 PH: 843-641-0224  // Black lace dress by For Love and Lemons $256 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 //  Gold disco ball earrings $23 from Moon & Lola PH: 843-974-5866 // Bronze, burgundy, and black sequin dress by Gentle Fawn $145 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256

Gift Guide: Wee Ones

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Moccasins by Project Five $59.99 and Tooth Fairy Mouse by Maileg $32 from Sugar Snap Pea PH: 843-793-2621 // Fur ponytail holders $15 each and My Wonderful World of Shoes book $15.95 from Pink Chicken New York PH: 843-793-2082 // Hat by Haiti Babi $23 and  Scarf by Haiti Babi $72 from Ibu // Elephant $14.99 and Indian wrapping paper $5 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005

The Big Chill

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Dress by Ronen Chen $240 and faux fur vest by Weston $120 from Utopia PH: 843-853-9510
// Elsa Quartz Crystal Necklace $136 by Hermosa Jewelry  // Double Bar Ring by Rebel $71,
Mademoiselle Pod Ring by Melinda Maria $98,
Rose Gold Diana Ring by Amorium $90 all from Urban Nirvana PH: 843-720-8000
// Sunglasses by Tom Ford $458 from Jackson Davenport PH: 843-722-4416 // Boots by Vince Camuto $595 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Photography by Libby Williams,  Hair and Makeup by Katie Shayda,  Style Assistant – Elliot Carlyle

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Gift Guide: Pattern Play

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Striped top $36 from Vestique  PH: 843-937-4900 // Clutch by Urban Expressions $58 from  Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Earrings by Loren Hope $88 from Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470 // Black and white printed flats by Nicholas Kirkwood $640 from Bob Ellis Shoe Store //  Red flats by Loly in the Sky $48 from Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Star Lip Gloss Box by Eve Lom $25 from Pink Dot Beauty Bar PH: 843-637-4111 // Clutch by Serpui Marie $140 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Chess & Checkers Game by Ridley’s $32 from Worthwhile

The Hidden Countship, an Italian gem

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Charleston is full of hidden gems and The Hidden Countship is no exception.  Tucked away on an unassuming street in the heart of downtown Charleston, this Italian centric boutique stands on it’s own.  As you walk in the door you’re transported into another place and time.  The store, which is set in a 2 story historic house, is filled with handcrafted artisanal goods from Italy.  Donatella and Giulio Della Porta are the owners and curators of this one of kind boutique.  The couple from Umbria, Italy fell in love with the charm and beauty of Charleston and decided to plant roots in 2010.  Their unique merchandise is a mix of jewelry, clothing, men’s accessories, and home goods that are handmade from local artisans in the central region of Italy.  The enchantment continues as you walk upstairs and are surrounded by family heirlooms and artifacts from the Della Porta family, dating back to the Medieval period. Donatella and Giulio’s passion for sharing their heritage and Italian made goods with Charleston are what makes this boutique so special.  View more to read about their story.

Photography by Andrea Priorelli, Hair:  Patrick Navarro, Makeup:  Elina Mille,  Models:  Amelia Shields and Michelle Ward, Prop Stylist: Matthew McLaughlin, Stylist:  Andrea Serrano  assisted by Toni O’Hagan, all shoes provided by Shoes on King

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Gift Guide: Sweater Weather

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Sweater by THML $78 from V2V Charleston PH: 843-723-5155 // Clutch $36 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Necklace by Ethel Fern $59 from  Utopia PH: 843-853-9510 // Animal ornaments by Finklestein Center $14 each from  Surface Craft Gallery PH: 843-203-3849 // Indian wrapping paper $5 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005

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Brass cuff $275 from Ash Hoffman // Headphones by Frends $200 from Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470 // Clutch by Inge Christopher $235 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Sweater by Karlie $96 from Simply J Boutique $98 PH: 843-641-0224 // Indian wrapping paper $5 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005

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Sweater $32.50 from Vestique  PH: 843-937-4900 // Necklace $38 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144  // Fingerless Gloves by San Diego Hat Company $40 from  Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 //Indian wrapping paper $5 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005

 

Inuit Intuition

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Cashmere poncho with fur hood by Minnie Rose $348 from  The Finicky Filly PH: 843-534-0203 // Pants by Bella Dahl $145 from  Utopia PH: 843-853-9510 // Sunglasses $135 by Sunettes // Cuff $14 and ring $8 from Vestique  PH: 843-937-4900 // Feather necklace by Melinda Marie $78 and Tatum Ring by Melinda Maria $68 from Urban Nirvana PH: 843-720-8000 // Olympia necklace $54 by Moon & Lola PH: 843-974-5866 // Booties by Seychelles $144 from  Sam’s Closet PH: 843-737-5470

Photography by Libby Williams,  Hair and Makeup by Katie Shayda,  Style Assistant – Elliot Carlyle

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Gift Guide: Globe Trotter

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Vintage Mola Pillow with Reverse Applique from the San Blas Islands, Panama $275 from IBU // Beaded necklace $58 from V2V Charleston PH: 843-723-5155 // Red boots by Cliff Dweller $325 from Utopia PH: 843-853-9510 // Elephant ornament $9 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005 // Red and creme Kolkata Klutch $85 from Ibu //  Tan boots by Fortress of Inca $220 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Indian Coin Necklace $225 from Ibu // Multi colored clutch $29 from Celadon PH: 843-884-7005

Gown Boutique of Charleston Look Book

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 Photography by Virgil Bunao, Styling by Andrea Serrano, Hair and Makeup by Paper Dolls, Style Assistant – Hailey Gibs, special thanks to Terri Espy, Jenna Layne, and Jessica Hofmann from the Gown Boutique of Charleston.

All dresses from The Gown Boutique of Charleston.  Accessories provided by Treats for Tresses,  Dandy Boutique,  Moon & Lola, Croghan’s Jewel Box, The Hidden Countship, and Anna Bella Florals.

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